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Death toll rises to 193 in South Sudan fuel tanker explosion 21 September 2015

The governor of Western Equatoria state, Patrick Raphael Zamoi, said on September 19 that the death toll from the fuel tanker explosion three days earlier had claimed a total of 193 lives. Zamoi said the death toll would likely rise, as his figure only included those confimed dead on the spot or in hospital....

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Swaziland factory blast hospitalises 150 17 August 2015

According to the Times of Swaziland, 150 workers were hospitalised after an explosion released toxic fumes at the Great Spring garment factory in Matsapha, central Swaziland, on August 14. The plant has 650 workers altogether....

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Explosion and fire kill at least 25 in Egyptian furniture factory 29 July 2015

At least 25 people have died in a fire at a furniture factory in El Obour, an industrial city some 35 kilometres northeast of Cairo, with more than 20 others injured. An investigation is underway but reports suggest a gas cylinder exploded and that the plant did not have the safety clearances required to operate....

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Nigeria chlorine cylinder explosion kills 8, injures 101 26 July 2015

Eight people died and 101 others were injured after inhaling chlorine after a cylinder of the gas exploded at a Plateau State Water Board plant in Jos, central Nigeria, on July 25. A Plateau State Government spokesperson said: “There was excess chlorine inhalation from an exploded chlorine cylinder by residents around the Lamingo Water Board Treatment Plant.”...

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Twelve killed in Nigeria pipeline explosion 13 July 2015

Twelve people died and three were injured in an explosion on July 9 during repair work on a pipeline in Bayelsa state operated by the local subsidiary of Italian oil company Eni. According to local reports, the victims worked on a maintenance team for a local service company, repairing damage caused “by acts of sabotage” on the Tebidaba-Clough Creek pipeline....

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Ghana petrol station explosion kills more than 200 04 June 2015

At least 200 have been killed in Ghana's capital, Accra, after a huge explosion at a petrol station where dozens were sheltering from torrential rains and floods. Edward Omane Boamah, the Ghanaian Communications Minister, described the situation as a "national emergency"....

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Road tanker crash and blaze in Nigeria kills at least 69 02 June 2015

A runaway oil tanker exploded in a crowded bus station in southern Nigeria, setting ablaze a dozen buses carrying passengers and killing 69 people, the country's Red Cross and police said on June 1. Nigeria Red Cross Chairman Peter Emeka Kathy said about 30 other victims had been hospitalised with severe burns. ...

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Nigerian fuel shortages disrupt economy 26 May 2015

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and one of its most oil-rich, is suffering from its worst ever energy shortage, according to reports in the country’s media. The fuel crisis has grounded airlines, shut banks and hospitals, disrupted telecommunications, and led to the closure of a number of manufacturing companies....

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Three dead in Ghana gold mine incident 27 April 2015

Three people died and 14 others required medical treatment after inhaling toxic fumes at a gold mine in Ghana, the company running the operation said on April 24. One of the victims is currently in critical condition whilst the rest have been treated and discharged....

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Liberian Government says factory explosion caused by negligence 09 April 2015

After months of investigation, the government of Liberia has revealed that the explosion which led to the death of six and the injury of eleven employees of the Liberia Agriculture Company was due to the company’s negligence. Labour Minister Neto Zarzar Lighe said a fine of US$ 100,000 has been imposed on LAC....

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